| Track & Field
Earned NCAA Division II All-America honors, running a leg
on 1990 indoor 1,600 relay team ... Ran on three North Central Conference outdoor
champion 400 meter relay teams during her career ... Won the 1989 NCC indoor 55
meter dash championship ... Team captain for NDSU ... On the NDSU indoor
and outdoor performance lists in the 55 meters, 300 meters, the 800 meter relay
and 800 medley relay ... Student coach for the Bison in 1991 ... A 1986
graduate of Eden Prairie (Minnesota) High School, she was pulled from the
middle school in eighth grade to run on the high school varsity track team ...
She was the Region IIAA champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meter
relay in 1985 and the 100 meter champion in 1986 ... At the Minnesota state
meet in 1986, she finished third in the 100 and fifth in the 200 ... The
five-time letterwinner is can be found on Eden Prairie's top 10 in the 100 meters,
200 meters, 400 meter relay and the 800 meter relay ... Two-time MVP for Eden
Prairie and team captain her senior year ... Inducted into the Eden Prairie
Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 ... Her teaching career started at Eden Prairie
Schools in 1992 and she spent 14 years at Central Middle School ... She is in
her seventh year at Eden Prairie High School where she teaches Advanced
Placement United States Government, Economics, and Alternative Government and
Economics for students with special needs ... She is also the Environmental
Club advisor at the high school ... She earned her master’s degree in
Experiential Education at Mankato State University in 2000 ... Since her
college graduation in 1991, Tamara has evolved into a long distance runner ...
She has run six marathons, her first in Chicago in 1998 and most recent in
Boston in 2009 ... She also competed in her first relay team triathlon, The
Superior Man Triathlon, and completed the 1.2 mile swim in Lake Superior ...
Tamara and her husband, Scott, live in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with their three
children, Anika, Eric, and Lily.